Saturday, December 7, 2013

STEM Events Christmas Décor Options

Contact us to design your  2013 Christmas special event
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Arte para TransformArte"

During our visit to La Campechada 2013, held during the weekend of November 15th to the 17th of 2013 at Old San Juan, we met a new artist, Roberto Hernández Nieves, whose views and passion for the art had lead him to express his art in unusual ways. He promotes a movement called "Arte para TransformArte" (the Art that transform you) that works with the youth to promotes values and the transformation of public spaces and the conduct through the utilization of the Art. 

Follow the movement at: ARTE-PARA-TRANSFORMARTE
La Capechada 2013 at: www.puertadetierra.info

The artist at the left showing the painting of a water gun spraying flowers is in fact an artist-proof created to be painted in a public space to raise the concern on the misuse firearms on New Year's Eve


Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Our creativity goes a long way!

Our "cup of flowers" arrangement was featured yesterday on Aaron Stewart Home Facebook page. A Spray Roses flower arrangement as beautiful as the new Aaron Stewart store in Puerta de Tierra.


Follow us at Flowers by Anabelle
Follow Our Creativity at Aaron Stewart

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Season Décor!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Another Day in Paradise...

During the last weekend of September, STEM Events was invited to spend a very nice weekend at Aquamare, 3 luxury villas located in the Island of Virgin Gorda, Tortola, BVI, together with the talented group of people that work for PopuliCom, an Advertising Agency in Puerto Rico to celebrate the agency's 15th anniversary.

Once there, we really celebrate not only the agency's success, but the place located at Mahoe Bay. A weekend full of Mimosas, Bloody Marys, the trip to the Baths, a perfect sunset...

This place turns amazing into extraordinary, off course, we are waiting get back to Aquamare! 

Follow this link and enyoy: Aquamare, Virgin Gorda




STEM Events collaboration with Guillermo "Willy" Paz to decorate Saturday's dinner.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

"We Believe in the Power of Music" vcs


The Vieques Concert Society needs your help to continue supporting Vieques youth providing music workshops and education. 

"We understand the power of music on the soul and the vehicle it provides for our sanity, health and creativity and the empowerment of a community." VCS 


Follow this link to the VCS's website to understand their mission and contribute to promote this incredible initiative:
http://viequesconcertsociety.org/index.html






Friday, September 6, 2013

A Flow Through Time...

During Labor Day weekend we visit "La Feria de Antiguedades de San Germán" (biggest Antiques fair in Puerto Rico) to get inspired for an upcoming corporate event which we will handle the décor. This Feria takes place every year in San Germán, Puerto Rico, from August 31 to September 2, 2013 at the Arquelio Torres Ramírez Coliseum. In here you never know what you will find, as always try to get there the first day to get what you really want, but let me tell you, prices are not negotiable.

Right after our visit to the "past", we drive through town and we made a quick stop at Tapas Café, a Spanish Tapas Restaurant, for a good glass of wine and sangria and eat something light to continue our journey back to San Juan. As mentioned in Frommer's "This charming restaurant is a favorite spot in the historic district of San Germán, an oasis of sophistication in the provincial countryside". It is located around the  town square, which is located in front of the Porta Coeli Church (oldest church in the western hemisphere).

After detouring to the town of Yauco, we continue our journey to San Juan, but then we decided to make another stop at the Santorini Ocean Lounge in Ponce; a nice place to escape from the urban stress, relax and sit down on a beach with a glass of wine and enjoy nature, Shangri-La. We called it the "Finest Hidden Treasure Ever" (as of today), our very "Piece of the Mediterranean" in Puerto Rico.

As always, here are some pictures:



Santorini Ocean Lounge


Tapas Cafe: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/sangerman/D74621.html#ixzz2e7q8j7fI
Santorini Ocean Lounge: http://www.santorini-olr.com/index.html

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Fiesta de la Calle Loiza: A Success!

Following are some pictures of what we found at "La Calle Loiza"; it was a celebration by the community for the community and their guests. As I mentioned in one of my previous post..."I have been walking this street since I remember", and yes, it has evolved during recent years and the young people has been taking care of the long forgotten surroundings in their own way. The meeting place: Cinema Paradiso. The Highlight: our very own "Hippy" Market at "La Farmacia Americana" parking lot. Then, a few cold beers and drinks with the neighbors at Kamoli's improvised terrace bar.

Hope this celebration continues each year, it can only get better!









Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ode to "La Calle Loíza"

Welcome to "La Fiesta de la Calle Loíza"... Enjoy our Neighborhood. 

 "Now is the time, the beginning of a golden age, where two cultures and folklore collide to provoke the senses: the young unafraid Puerto Ricans exposing their ideas in a totally new artistic way... New restaurants that mix the old ways of doing business in the area, like the Dominican Markets where you can find a variety of goods, including a nice, very nice cold Medalla beer. 
Welcome to la Calle Loiza - posted December 9, 2012



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Another Saturday Culinary Trip

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - We decided to visit the Municipality of Ciales, Puerto Rico. It was the result of a day before planned Saturday Trip. We wanted to repair 2 chairs bought a couple of years ago at an Ad agency where my wife worked. When the agency was moving to another building they decided to sell their current furniture and change their décor. She was told that our chairs  were made by someone from a family in Ciales, a local artisan. The chairs have a wood frame with the back and seat made with a knitted bulrush. Searching for someone skilled enough to repair them, we found Master Artisan Mr. Guadalupe Villalobos who carries his Puerto Rican Family tradition of making furniture made from wood and bulrush in the Municipality of Ciales; a family legacy for over 100 years. We met him at his workshop and brought him the chairs to repair, he talked to us about their tradition, family history and even gave us a brief class on how to make the bulrush knitting. Talking about our chairs, he remembered that these were made by his brother who died a few years ago. Also, he told us that these chairs were a reproduction based on the 1940's Architect Henry Klumb's Easy Chair, he even confirmed to us that he collaborated in the restoration of the Henry Klumb's Chairs that were used for Architect Klumb Exhibition at the MAPR (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)a few years ago. Talking to him was really an enriching experience.

Following our visit to Mr. Villalobos workshop, we began our culinary trip, beginning with a quick stop at "El Colmado Bar La Ultima Copa" for a cold beer, as always, and continue through Route 149 South to a local Smokehouse called "Asao". Route 149 is the route to take South to the Municipality of Ciales from the Municipality of Manatí, which is located at the Northern Cost between the Municipalities of Florida and Barceloneta at the east and Vega Baja at the west. Our final stop was at the Historic Coffee Museum (Museo del Café), as we were told the address is as follow: "drive to the center of town, pass the town's Plaza and the Town Hall and you will find it at the right before Banco Popular".

Enjoy some pictures of our Saturday Culinary Trip and some helpful links.


Talking with Mr. Villalobos about the process of drying bulrush.
Mr. Guadalupe Villalobos' Workshop




Links: 
Master Artisan Mr. Guadalupe Villalobos
Architect Henry Klumb Biography
ASAO Smokehouse, Ciales, Puerto Rico
Museo del Cafe de Puerto Rico

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Style Me Pretty!

Yes, we do Spectacular Weddings in Vieques, Puerto Rico! 

One of STEM Events Fabulous Wedding Décor at the W Retreat & SPA was featured on stylemepretty.com. 



http://www.stylemepretty.com/customweb/pages/press/images/As-seen-SMP.jpg

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Local Portraits: Fernando Villanueva, 21 Years Later



Fernando Villanueva's 21 Years Later exhibition opening at Galería Petrus was a success (held June 13, 3013). Talking to El Vocero newspaper, Villanueva described his attitude towards his creation - "My painting incorporates all the horrible happenings at the economic level...The survivors will be real artists with a real sense for the Art. My interest is for the people to feel shocked in a positive way when they came to see my Art with so much color in it." (Article published by El Vocero newspaper, Tuesday, May 11, 2013)

Villanueva was born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico and graduated from the School of Plastic Arts of San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work has been individually and collectively displayed in Puerto Rico, as well as in the United States.

Follow the following link: fernandovillanuevaart.com

Our picks:


El Gallo




Gato Miau
Red Flamboyan

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A New Artist in the Making!

"Urban art represents a broader cross section of artists that as well as covering traditional street artists working in formal gallery spaces also covers artists using more traditional media but with a subject matter that deals with contemporary urban culture and political issues." Wikipedia

Urban Art by a New Artist, please comment if you like it, I will keep you posted.


Friday, June 7, 2013

"TOP TOP"

A nice picture of CARAS magazine "Top Top" section where a talented group of makeup artists was received at the home of our Creative Director Anabelle Barranco for a photo shoot.

Follow the story at: Caras Magazine Facebook Page


Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Like what you do, success will follow!

"Don't work solely to be glorious, like what you do, take one firmly step at a time and don't look around, then, success will arrive and you will become brilliant!"                                                                                                                                   
Francisco J. López Amill
Project Manager,STEM Events        

Anabelle Barranco, STEM Events Creative Director and Ross Fatemi, Conference Manager at the W Retreat & Spa, Vieques, Puerto Rico.                                                                                                                                                                


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Unusual, but with Style

Yesterday, I went to the "Festival Tierra Adentro" at the University of Puerto Rico Utuado Campus as I do all years and I found something very unusual, but at the same time interesting. A local artisan was selling what he called "Limber de Tetita" Let's say is a Puerto Rican flavored ice cone, but the shape of this one is unique.



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Perfect Sunset!

What a view! A Paradise Edge Perfect Sunset at the W Retreat and Spa, Vieques, Puerto Rico, right after we finished a fabulous imperial table décor at the W's Whisper Beach. Enjoy!



Monday, April 1, 2013

Graffito: Urban Myth, Just a Note about Street Art

"All art on the street that’s not graffiti" John Feckner


"Street art is art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces — that is, "in the streets" — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil grafitti, sticker art, wheatpasting, and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installation. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.
Artists have challenged art by situating it in non-art contexts. ‘Street’ artists do not aspire to change the definition of an artwork, but rather to question the existing environment with its own language. They attempt to have their work communicate with everyday people about socially relevant themes in ways that are informed by esthetic values without being imprisoned by them." From Wikipedia

New Tendencies in Puerto Rico:



The Metropolitan University (UMET) offered its first Street Art Course under the direction of Artist David Zayas. We welcome this initiative!!! 

Follow this link: www.metro.pr

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday Culinary Trip


Recommended for its fabulous fried turnovers made of fish, shrimp, beef, chicken, etc., kiosko La Familia is located in the Muncipality of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico in the coastal area. You need to take Route 684 alongside the beach, called Avenida Boca, to the west in direction of the Muncipality of Arecibo. This route is full of places where you can stop eat and drink, but Kiosko La Familia, at Sector Verdun, is the one to stop. It only offers non-alcoholic beverages, but no worry, just across the street you will find a bar call El Brindis del Bohemio, there you will find cold beers! After this stop, continue same route to the Muncipality of Arecibo and your will arrive to Sector Islote where another stop is recomended, Salitre Restaurant, once you get there you will feel like you have arrived at an Ibiza's Upscale Chiringuito Puerto Rican Style. Enjoy the pictures!